Arkview (Foundations) - Spring 2021 Live Class!
This is a Spring 2021 live class. The class timing for this course will be Sundays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST.
Fiqh is a subject that discusses the secondary legal rulings of the Sharī’ah (Sacred Law) that are derived from the (4) detailed sources of Fiqh: The Book of Allāh ﷻ, The Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ, Ijmā‘ (Consensus), and Qiyās (Analogical Reasoning). In this class, we will be studying the Fiqh rulings of the Ḥanafī Madhhab (School of Thought). The Ḥanafī Madhhab is the most widely followed School of Fiqh in the Ummah among the four Sunni Schools.
When Imām Abū Ḥanīfah ؒ was asked, “What is Fiqh?”, he replied, “It is recognizing one’s self, what is beneficial and harmful to it.” Imām al-Shāfi‘ī ؒ said, “Whoever wants to thoroughly study Fiqh, is dependent upon Abū Ḥanīfah ؒ.”
We will be studying Al-Fiqh Al-Muyassar (Simplified Fiqh) for Ḥanafī Fiqh of ‘Ibādāt. Al-Fiqh Al-Muyassar is a simpler version of Nūr al-Īḍāḥ, the famous 11th century Hijrī by Imām al-Shurunbulāli ؒwho passed away in the year 1069AH. The chapters of the Fiqh of ‘Ibādāt (Worship) are Ṭahārah (Purification), Ṣalah (Ritual Prayer), Zakah (Charity), Ṣaum (Fasting), and Ḥajj (Pilgrimage). In this course, we will read, translate, and explain/comment on the complete Arabic text inshallah.
Class Material: Fiqh al-Muyassar (Simple Fiqh)
Mufti Niaz Hannan is the Imam and Religious Director at ICSJ (Islamic Center of South Jersey). Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Mufti Niaz began his journey in studying Islam from the blessed lap of his mother and late grandfather, Shaykh Maulana Raihanul Haque رحمه الله. He started memorizing the Holy Qur’ān at North Penn Mosque in his hometown Lansdale, then continued his Qur’ānic education at Darul Uloom Al-Madania in Buffalo, New York, and completed his Ḥifẓ (complete memorization of the Holy Qur’ān) in the spring of 2004. For the next nine years, Mufti Niaz would study Islam in the UK, graduating in 2011 from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda UK in Blackburn, near Manchester, England. The following year, he trained as a Muftī (issuer of Muslim legal responses) completed an MA in Islamic Studies. For the last ten years, Mufti Niaz has been teaching in the Tri-State area and Delaware, and has been serving ICSJ full-time since spring of 2014. In addition to his work in South Jersey, he is also the Muslim Chaplain at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and a part-time instructor for Safina Society based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, IQRA Institute and Riwaq Institute in Greater Philadelphia, and Imam Ghazali Institute in New York.